The Winter Garden at iconic Hotel Grande Bretagne welcomes us again with afternoon tea rituals, jazzy and opera evenings, and many more!
Being an Athenian or a visitor of the city, this is a list of experiences not to be missed this season. The place is no other than the beloved Winter Garden Lounge at Hotel Grande Bretagne. You just have to pick your favourite time and indulge yourself in the luxurious universe of the most iconic hotel of the city.
The Winter Garden, next to the Lobby of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, is undoubtedly, the most elegant corner in the heart of Athens. The Winter Garden setting looks as if it came out of a movie set or a theater stage. The marble floor with its different patterns separates the space into imaginary corners. Four imposing columns, in harmony with the architectural design of the building, form sections that ensure an easy corner for anyone that wishes privacy. Indoor plants scattered in the opulent interior and two towering palm trees emerging from the GB Spa facilities, form an exotic background while the natural light, is being gently spread through the fine vitro ceiling at any time of the day. Hues of pomegranate and orange, with green accents, as appropriate to gardens in winter. Comfortable furniture, which follows the interior decoration style of the Grande Dame, embraces the guests and offers the luxury of relaxation.
The cosmopolitan Winter Garden City Lounge is open again for the season to welcome its valued guests in its relaxing and elegant atmosphere, featuring special events and a refreshed menu curated by Executive Chef Asterios Koustoudis and his talented team.
Intimate gatherings with your loved ones over an authentic afternoon tea featuring a new kids version or over the most elegant weekend brunch in town is always a good idea! Spending a relaxing evening listening to classic piano tunes and enjoying the live music nights of opera, jazz and harp inside Winter Garden’s warm embrace is another experience promising unforgettable moments.
The Hotel Grande Bretagne Afternoon Tea
The renowned Afternoon Tea of Winter Garden, holding its own part of history in the hotel’s journey through time, welcomes us to a journey of flavors and aromas. The Afternoon Tea of Hotel Grande Bretagne, traditionally served, includes a rich variety of accompaniments and tea flavors. Guests can enjoy a selection of tea sandwiches from the hotel’s bakery with crab, smoked salmon, roast beef and egg salad, freshly baked almond scones with Corinthian raisin, seasonal jams and clotted cream as well as delectable desserts and cakes prepared by the Hotel Grande Bretagne pâtisserie and the ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ Pastry Chef Arnaud Larher.
Afternoon Tea for kids at Hotel Grande Bretagne
If you are looking for an authentic experience for your children, the Afternoon Tea of Hotel Grande Bretagne is a lovely picture-worthy ritual that will always be cherished. Introduce your children to the opulent tea experience of the historic hotel and delight their moments with irresistible savories and desserts such as mini sandwiches, cupcakes, marshmallows, macarons and cookies.
Music nights at Winter Garden
The iconic Winter Garden City Lounge of Hotel Grande Bretagne invites us to the finest music nights with live tunes of jazz, opera and harp.
Every Wednesday guests and visitors of Hotel Grande Bretagne can enjoy live Jazz performances within the warm and inviting ambiance of the Winter Garden and immerse themselves in a timeless atmosphere of vivacious jazz tunes. Captivating performances by a trio combination consisting of piano, double bass and saxophone and fusions of various local and international styles of jazz create the perfect musical backdrop for an unforgettable evening in the city
(Every Wednesday as of November 10, 2021 | 19.30 – 22.30)
Opera Nights at Winter Garden
This season, the elegant ambiance of the Winter Garden City Lounge embraces the fine sounds of Opera and welcomes some of its most renowned repertoires. Gracefully aligned with the fine essence of the historic Hotel Grande Bretagne and the enchanting environment of the hotel’s city lounge, the “Opera Nights at the Winter Garden” debut with a duet of a soprano and a tenor.
(Every Thursday as of November 11, 2021 | 19.30 – 22.30)
Harp Tunes at Winter Garden
Indulge in a musical journey through the centuries. Captivating melodies will unveil the beauty and romance and take you to mythical times through the airy, crystalline, almost divine sounds of the harp accompanied by piano.
(Every Friday as of November 12, 2021 | 19.30 – 22.30)
Weekends at Winter Garden
Hotel Grande Bretagne’s elegant brunch returns and invites us to savor it at the Winter Garden City Lounge.
From November 6 and every weekend from 11.00 until 14.00, experience moments of relaxation and warm gatherings with your loved ones under the sounds of soft music while enjoying the refreshing menu of sweet and savory delicacies curated by Executive Chef Asterios Koustoudis and his talented team. The familiar taste of the hotel’s warm, handmade butter and chocolate croissants meet the homemade marmalade and the exquisite vanilla cream, which was inspired and created by the pastry team of the historic Hotel Grande Bretagne, and altogether craft the finest harmony once they blend with the indigenous fresh local butter and fir tree honey. One of the highlights of this elegant brunch is the handmade “tsoureki” with mastiha, an exclusive creation of the hotel’s pastry team. A delicacy that will exceptionally accompany the cup of coffee or tea or the glass of fresh juice that our valued -Winter Garden- guest will select.
The savory palette of “Weekends at Winter Garden” is complemented by exquisite appetizer options such as the smoked salmon cannelloni with crab, avocado and green apple and the ‘Jamon Serrano’ salad with forest mushrooms, foie gras and dry sour cherries. The menu finds its best expression when it comes to the perfect serving of organic farm-fresh egg dishes such as: soft-boiled eggs with potato cream, smoked eel and caviar, eggs benedict with lobster, asparagus and hollandaise sauce or the Chef’s dish of the day.
For the sweetest epilogue, the opulent selection of desserts is the one that will perfectly seal your very own “Weekends at Winter Garden” experience!